Had back pain before? Yes? It’s natural to fear its recurrence, but do
not let it hijack your life! This holiday
season, consider Santa. Think he’s felt
back pain before lugging all those packages
and parcels? Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation expects he has!
Santa cannot stop, and neither can you. Tonawanda
chiropractic care can help manage new back pain and chronic
back pain and guide our Tonawanda back pain
sufferers to live
a bit more fear-lessly and confidently this holiday season.
FEAR OF BENDING
Your Tonawanda chiropractor realizes
this: many low back pain patients fear bending forward. Researchers looked
into this common clinical finding and found that this fear of bending forward also influences postural sway or balance by interfering
with hip balance control, bringing about weight shifting from
side to side to maintain balance. (1) What is an undesirable
result of being off-balance? A fall. Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation
finds it very important to help our back pain patients –
especially our older back pain patients – to keep
HELP TO KEEP BALANCE AND REDUCE FEAR
“There’s an app for that!” Just what our
older Tonawanda chiropractic patients with balance issues want to
hear?! As much as “tech” can annoy a few of its users,
particularly some older users, it can help! The novel
smartphone-based Gait&Balance App is offered.
Researchers have documented that it is able to measure
age-related differences in balance not necessarily noted via clinical exam measurements like postural stability,
step time, step length and cycle. (2) These insights can assist
healthcare providers like your chiropractor create a more effective
and individualized treatment plan to decrease fear of movement and
enhanced balance. This is quite hopeful, so much so that chiropractic
researchers are doing more research study
to measure the benefits of multimodal chiropractic care in its
ability to influence gait, balance and/or fall risk and
prevention. (3) One positive study with older lumbar spinal
stenosis patients (average age 83.5 years) found that their postural sway and
entropy in addition to function and symptomatology were improved
with a course of chiropractic care including Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction Decompression
spinal manipulation. (4) Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation uses this treatment along
with nutrition and exercise to keep
our chiropractic patients moving, fearless, and balanced!
BIOMARKERS FOR BACK PAIN
A new nutrition discovery this month
may also aid this effort. It comes from researchers evaluating
levels of biomarkers – C-reactive protein, vitamin D, neuropeptide Y and others
- in low back pain patients tested with blood tests with pain
and disability. Vitamin D which appears in many health
news reports today also appears to be a potential biomarker for
back pain relief and disability. A reliable randomized control study
found a correlation between vitamin D levels and changes
in both pain and disability for low back pain patients cared for with
spinal manipulation. (5) Some day, we may do blood tests to check
for back pain risks!
CONTACT Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Joel Dixon on The Back Doctors
Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates his helping
a Vietnam veteran manage his back pain for 20 years,
incorporating the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Make your Tonawanda chiropractic
appointment today. Calling all our Tonawanda back pain patients!
Bring us your back pain and your fear of back pain, bending and falling. We can
help you manage them as well as Santa fearlessly and efficiently delivers
all his packages in a single night!